The food chain Polly schiinstock

What is the food chain?

Food chain refers to the sequence of events in an ecosystem, where one organism eats another and then is eaten by another organism. It starts with the primary source like the sun or hydrothermal vents where producers make food, continues with consumers or animals who eat the food, and ends with the top predator.

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Some food chains are very complex and some are very simple. Here are examples of three, four, and five linked food chains

How do food chains work?

A food chains is how energy is passed from the sun to other living beings.

First we start with the sun. The sun gives energy to producers.

Next we have our producer(in this case grass). Grass gains energy from the sun and passes it onto a primary consumer.

Third we have our primary consumer(grasshopper). Our consumer takes energy from the producer and gives it to a secondary consumer or a decomposer

Next we have our decomposers which eat the dead animals or plants and sometimes fertilize the dirt so that other plants can grow.

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Food Chains for Kids by Mobius Entertainment


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